Mandatory Streamers: Into the Badlands prepares for the last war
Welcome to Mandatory Streamers, our column covering the best new streaming content coming your way every week! For the Week of March 18, AMC’s Into the Badlands returns for its final episodes as the characters all prepare for a bloody final war. Whose side will you be on — The Blessed or the Damned? Check out more of the third and final season of the hit series below, as well as more of the best new shows debuting and returning online this week, and be sure to visit our mother site Mandatory by clicking here!
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Into the Badlands, Final Episodes: Created by executive producers, showrunners, and writers Alfred Gough and Miles Millar, the AMC series following the survival and dominance set in a future feudal society will come to an end following the final episodes of Season 3. The last eight episodes of the season will draw battle lines as the last war of the Badlands begins. The series will return on March 24, kicking off a two-night premiere.
The Act, Series Premiere: Sometimes the craziest stories are based on real-life. Hulu’s new anthology true crime series is focused on telling startling, stranger-than-fiction true stories, and Season 1 is a doozy. Starring Patricia Arquette, Joey King, and Chloë Sevigny, the first installment is based on Gypsy Rose Blanchard, who is currently serving a second-degree murder sentence in prison. In the series, Gypsy is trying to escape the toxic relationship she has with her overprotective mother, Dee Dee. Her quest for independence opens a Pandora’s box of secrets, one that ultimately leads to murder. The Act will begin streaming on March 20.
Step Up: High Water, Season 2 Premiere: Welcome to Atlanta, home of High Water — the city’s most competitive performing arts school. When twins Tal and Janelle relocate from Ohio, they find themselves thrust into a world where every move is a test. How are deep are they willing to dig to realize their dreams and seize their moment? Based on the movie franchise, Season 2 will feature more of the cutthroat soapy teen dance drama when it returns to YouTube Premium on March 20.
Cold Feet: The New Years, Season 3 US Premiere: This comedy-drama follows the lives of a group of individuals, Adam and Rachael, Pete and Jenny, David and Karen, as they’re desperate to find true love — or at least to keep their relationships on track. The award-winning series stars James Nesbitt (The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey), Hermione Norris (Luther), Robert Bathurst (Absolutely Anything), Fay Ripley (Monday Monday) and John Thomson (Inkheart). Season 3 will continue to follow the trials, tribulations, and laughs as these friends navigate the next chapter of their lives. The exclusive US premiere of Season 3 will launch on March 19.
American Gods, Season 3: Following the Season 2 premiere, Starz has renewed the series adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s novel for a third season, complete with a new showrunner, Charles “Chic” Eglee. The second season saw a lot of developmental issues behind-the-scenes, resulting in showrunner exits and unexpected delays. The network is excited to move forward with the new season, though, saying: “We know that the show will continue to deliver on the vision and promise laid out in the novel,” with the help of Chic’s vision and Gaiman’s contributions. American Gods Season 2 is currently streaming on Starz with new episodes airing every Sunday night.